dayton literary peace prize


One of the recipients of this year’s Dayton Literary Peace Prize is Karima Bennoune. She was raised in the United States of America and in the northern African country of Algeria. She has written on the fatwa and on the fight against muslim fundamentalism.  More about the prize you will find here. 

irma joubert ontvang hoogste lof


She has written a row of books. A number of her books have been translated. And now Irma Joubert gets, once again, an honour for her work. Former students of the University of Pretoria, South Africa, will honour her. On the 21st of November she will receive her honour and all that pertains to it. 

africa’s 100 best books of the 20th century


When you compile a list, what are the criteria you will be using to compile the list? Will you look at it from an economical point of view: bestsellers ? An estethic point of view, here you get into muddy waters. For the 2002 Zimbabwe International Book Fair a list was compiled. I do not … Continue reading africa’s 100 best books of the 20th century

port harcourt book festival


West Africa seems to be engulfed by the spreading of the ebola-virus and by the atrocities of the islamic Boko Haram. But in many areas life continues in a normal way, maybe in West Africa, or Nigeria it shoudl be the normal hectic way.  In the Nigerian port Port Harcourt people are preparing for something … Continue reading port harcourt book festival